German prophecy?

To the editor,

Bill Huizenga and Pete Hoekstra think that lying about having sex with a White House intern is an impeachable offense, but using taxpayer money to bribe a foreign government to manufacture dirt on an American or cheat in an American president election is not an impeachable offense?

Outlaws (such as Bonnie and Clyde, Al Capone, Billy the Kid, and Donald Trump, to name a few) are heroes to some Americans. Asking Russia, China and Ukraine to interfere in our election is illegal, but for outlaw Donald Trump, it’s OK. He thinks a president could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and not be prosecuted. His attorneys actually argued this in the Supreme Court!

If Rep. Huizenga votes against the articles of impeachment, we the people should vote him and the crook in the White House out of office next November. Does he want a dictator à la Putin, Kim, Duterte or Erdogan?

When I lived in Germany, some of my German friends told me Hitler did many good things after he was first elected. They would also wag their finger at me and say, “Your Hitler is coming.” If their prophecy is right, it will be due to people like Bill Huizenga, and those who vote against impeachment.

Thomas J. Donahue

Grand Haven

Pride in our young adults

To the editor,

Just attended the GHHS production of “Mama Mia” this past weekend. My concern in the future of our country has been considerably brightened by witnessing the capability of our youth.

My pride in our local young adults and community has never been greater. My interest in the 18-year-old voting age has been heightened.

R.A. Smith


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Thomas, Happy Thanksgiving!


Progressive Confusion

Thomas J. Donohue thinks Bill Clinton was impeached for lying about having sex with a White House intern.

In fact, two articles of impeachment were passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on a bi-partisan basis:

1. Article I charged that Clinton lied to the grand jury concerning: 1. the nature and details of his relationship with Lewinsky 2. prior false statements he made in the Jones deposition 3. prior false statements he allowed his lawyer to make characterizing Lewinsky's affidavit

2. Article II charged Clinton with attempting to obstruct justice in the Jones case by: 1. encouraging Lewinsky to file a false affidavit 2. encouraging Lewinsky to give false testimony if and when she was called to testify 3. concealing gifts he had given to Lewinsky that had been subpoenaed 4. attempting to secure a job for Lewinsky to influence her testimony 5. permitting his lawyer to make false statements characterizing Lewinsky's affidavit 6. attempting to tamper with the possible testimony of his secretary Betty Currie 7. making false and misleading statements to potential grand jury witnesses

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